That is certainly a great list of “what if” questions to ponder (see below). After some consideration, I would choose “what if we promoted risk taking to our staff and students and modelled it openly as administrators”.
I landed on this selection because I believe risk taking is a necessary ingredient connected to other elements of progress including culture shift and change of practice – both key elements of educational progress in my view as nothing is gained by protecting the status quo.
Within this framework, all of these ‘connecting notions’ come into play: experimenting, remixing, retrying, reflecting, (rapidly) iterating, continuous improvement and continuous learning. I think a healthy dose of open sharing is needed too.
A work and learning environment that draws on risk taking and creativity fuels engagement and satisfaction. What are you waiting for? Take a risk and engage!!!
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